Ramallah, January 20 Palestine condemned Israel’s bidding for new Jewish settlement housing on the 20th, believing that Israel’s move violated international law and resolutions of international legitimacy.
Nabil Abu Rudena, spokesman of the Palestinian presidential palace, issued a statement on the same day saying that Israel’s move was racing against time to remove the remaining possibilities for the realization of the “two-state solution” and put more obstacles for the new U.S. government.
The statement said that this practice violates international law and resolutions of international legitimacy, especially United Nations Security Council resolution 2334, and will not bring security and stability to the Palestinian and Israeli region.
The statement called on the international community to take a firm position and force Israel to stop the relevant bidding activities.
According to the bidding information released by the Israeli Land Administration on its website on the 19th, Israel will bid for about 2,600 new Jewish settlement houses in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The Jewish settlement issue is one of the main obstacles to the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem and parts of the West Bank in 1967 during the Third Middle East War, and since then began to build Jewish settlements in these areas.
The Palestinian side insists on refusing to resume peace talks unless Israel completely stops the construction of Jewish settlements.
The “two-state solution” is the establishment of an independent Palestinian state based on the borders before the Third Middle East War in 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side in peace with Israel.
This program is supported by a number of United Nations resolutions.
On January 28 last year, the U.S. government announced the so-called “New Middle East Peace Plan” to promote the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli problem, taking Israel’s side on major issues such as Jerusalem’s ownership and the legitimacy of Jewish settlements, and ignored the concerns of the Palestinian side. (The Palestinian side explicitly rejected it).
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